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Stick Edger?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HighGrass, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    Okay...I'll admit. I don't and never have used one. So, is it just an edger attachment (or stand alone) like a weed whacker set up? Thinking about getting one next year.
  2. martinstone

    martinstone LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Yes, a definite "must haveĀ”!
  3. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    This is my STIHL FC 110 Stick Edger. I can put different attachments on it like a trimmer head, chain saw.sweeper or a hedge trimmer witch is what I have. If you go to stihl.com you can check it out a little better. If you have anymore questions ask away i'll help as best i can.

  4. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    Thanks guys...
    Now, how effective is it? Do you use all the time, or just when needed?
  5. bladeheart

    bladeheart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    I have the stihl fs85 and I use it a lot. I started out hating it though, a steep learning curve, however it has saved a lot of time over the long haul.
  6. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    I use mine all the time. I personally think it makes a big impression on the customer & the neighbors. I also like the look of an edge done with a steel blade rather than trimmer line.
  7. Sooners

    Sooners LawnSite Member
    Posts: 190

    I agree.

    I have the Stihl KM-85. I use the edger every week on each lawn. I can edge as fast as I walk. Blades are about $2 from my Stihl dealer. I also have the line trimmer, hedge trimmer, and chainsaw attachments.
  8. Geoffrey

    Geoffrey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    How long do the steel blades last? What are the cost over the course of the season? I just recently used one for the first time and like bladeheart I wasn't very good. I can really see the difference between the edger and trimmer.
  9. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 244

    We use Stihl FC85 s every cut.
    It makes properties look professional.
    They work great and the blades last anywhere from 2 days to a week depending on what you edge
  10. fc11o sthil ..use it everyweek ..like somebody said you edge as fast as you can walk ..sthil has tons of power

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